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The Latino Coalition Partners with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for 10th Annual America's Small Business Summit

Steve Case, Gen. Colin L. Powell (Ret.), Jim VandeHei, Susan O'Malley and Charlie Cook will address small business leaders from around the country

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition, one of the largest membership and advocacy organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, today reaffirmed it's enduring partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the 10th Annual America's Small Business Summit.  The summit will be held Wednesday, June 11Friday, June 13, 2014, in Washington, D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

The 10th Annual America's Small Business Summit will bring together hundreds of business owners, executives and government officials from across the nation to network, learn, and advocate for policies that support small business growth. 

"Over the years America's Small Business Summit has become an outstanding success thanks to its high impact panels, great benefits and informative breakout sessions, making it the largest and most impactful gathering for the small business community," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

The impressive line-up of confirmed speakers includes Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell (Ret.); political analyst Charlie Cook; Co-Founder of AOL and entrepreneur Steve Case; Susan O'Malley, the first female President of a professional sports franchise; and Jim VandeHei, Founder and CEO of POLITICO.  Some of the areas of critical interest to small business that will be discussed throughout the three-day event include healthcare, energy, technology, cyber security, procurement opportunities, access to alternative capital and the 2014 elections.

"Small businesses have always helped grow our nations economy, while creating essential jobs in a number of key industries, and keep us globally competitive.  America's Small Business Summit serves as an opportunity to empower the engine of our economy with a vast number of tools and insights essential in business creation and growth.  Thanks to this convergence of business executives and government officials the future prosperity and economic well-being of this nation is fortified," Barreto added.

To register for the 10th Annual America's Small Business Summit, visit www.thelatinocoalition.com/americas-small-business-summit.

The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Lucrazon and Wal-Mart.  In addition, TLC acknowledges: Intuit, Google, Herbalife, MasterCard, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, mywireless.org, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Vanir, Business Matchmaking, Conexion, American Beverage Association, Education Management Corporation (EDMC), CapitalwirePR and Latin Business Today.

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos.  TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico.  Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.  Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

SOURCE The Latino Coalition

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